Ag Economist Topics
Canadian farmland values trended upward in 2017 driven by the expansion plans of producers and limited amount of land available for sale. For more, see the 2017 FCC Farmland Values Report.
Increased supply of feed in Eastern Canada will be supportive of Canada’s competitiveness in the livestock industry while tighter supplies of feed barley in Western Canada will not.
Strong farm cash receipts and low interest rates imply Canadian farms remain able to meet their debt obligations.
Comparison of farm financial health between Canadian and U.S. farms
Ownership of farmland was unchanged between 2011 and 2016, but Canadian producers shifted to more cash rent agreements.
Farm equipment expenses as a proportion of total farm expenses has trended flat over the past 10 years despite the large increase in farm equipment prices.
Canadian corn producers will reap the benefits as Brazil ramps up their 2017-18 sugar production.
The animal protein price projections from the OECD-FAO outlook suggest strong world demand matched up by proportional growth in production over the next ten years
The 2017 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook reveals opportunities and challenges ahead for Canadian crop producers.
China’s domestic pork supply likely to continue growing, but won’t be enough to meet its world-leading demand